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    New trailer for Marvel and James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    A galaxy’s apparently at threat, but despite all the aerial combat and general punching of people, the trailer for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy is positively jovial in spirit (in the sky). James Gunn (Super, Slither) directs this adaptation of a comparatively lesser-known superhero property, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, Peter Serafinowicz, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. To this writer’s mind, the (good) feeling that this looks like a weirder version of Firefly is strengthened by this first full trailer, which you can view below. Big damn heroes, etc. More

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    ‘Oculus’ revitalizes supernatural horror with an essential dose of heart and smarts

    Thanks to the likes of James Wan, paranormal horror is all the rage. From Paranormal Activity to Insidious and The Conjuring, audiences are irretrievably hooked to tales of nuclear families being bloodlessly menaced by only-fleetingly-visible entities of malicious intent. What’s remarkable about Mike Flanagan’s Oculus, which follows his no-budget wonder Absentia, is how it manages to wring genuine dread from a beyond-worn subgenre simply by paying close attention to the realities of its deeply troubled characters. Oculus functions equally well as a tragic psychodrama as it does a horror film. More

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    ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, the newest entry in the Marvel franchise, releases its first trailer

    One of the most well-known comic book publishers has been Marvel. The company has been behind numerous well-known superheroes, including Iron Man and The Hulk. In recent years, however, the company has managed to dominate the cinematic landscape as well, with a series of films in what is now dubbed the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all […] More

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    Ghosts of Doctor Who Christmas Podcasts Past

    Season’s Greetings from all of us here at Sound on Sight. For your listening pleasure, as we wait for “The Time of the Doctor” later this week, we thought we’d ride some Yuletide coattails and rebroadcast all our past Doctor Who Christmas Special Podcasts. Happy Holidays, Y’all. Mind the hoof prints. “The Christmas Invasion” & […] More

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    Doctor Who Companion Profile: Amy Pond

    Amelia Pond is a child when the TARDIS crash lands in her back yard. When the Doctor attempts to hop the TARDIS forward 5 minutes and overshoots by twelve years, Amy grows up with the Doctor as her childhood imaginary friend. She has somewhat of a difficult childhood, acting out and insisting that the Doctor is real to the point where she’s put into therapy. Amy is incredibly close with her best friend Mels and becomes good friends with Rory as well, and the two eventually start dating. Amy is working as a kissogram and still living in the same house when she next encounters the Doctor as a late teenager. More

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    TIFF 2013: ‘Oculus’ is one of the best American horror films of the past decade

    It is rarer than unicorn octuplets these days to encounter a genuinely creepy, refreshingly inventive horror film given the genre’s remorseless penchant for unleashing increasingly formulaic sequels or cannibalistic remakes of past atrocities, so the inclusion of Oculus in the Midnight Madness strand of the Toronto Film Festival seems destined to delight fans of things that go bump in the night. This is a terrifically creepy and genuinely innovative addition to the inventory. More

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